Can you help me choose a new car

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MacDaddy1
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Can you help me choose a new car

Post by MacDaddy1 » Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:14 pm

Hi Team,

I'm new to the Skoda club and also not super familiar with all the bells & whistles that come with more modern cars.

I'm buying a Kodiaq to accommodate my growing family and have narrowed it down to 2 options at the moment.

1. 2020 (69 reg) - 1.5 TSI ACT SE L DSG
8,500 miles
£26,700
Panoramic roof, Virtual Cockpit, half leather/alcantara seats, adaprtive cruise

2. 2018 (18 reg) - 1.4 TSI (150ps) 4X4 Edition DSG
20,000 miles
£24,400
Panoramic roof, full leather seats, blind spot/lane assist, electronic front seats with memory function

I like the idea of the electronic memory seats, as me and my wife share the driving and i've been told the electronic lumbar support is much more comfortable.

BUT the SE L is black which is my preferred colour of choice.

Are these cars quite comparable, or am i missing something?

Thanks!

scratch113
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Re: Can you help me choose a new car

Post by scratch113 » Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:55 pm

Not 100% sure, but think that on the second car, the leather seats, blind spot/lane assist and memory seats were all standard on the Edition model, as was metallic paint, so the only optional extra from what you've listed is the pano roof.

For my money, I'd go for the SE-L which then has 2 years of warranty left, which is worth something in itself. The pano roof and adaptive cruise are definitely worth having and the virtual cockpit is really nice (but less essential).

Hope that helps!
New car: Kodiaq Sportline 2.0TDI 190 4x4 DSG
Previous:
2016 LR Disco Sport HSE Lux
2008 Audi A5 3.0TDI
2003 Audi S4 4.2 V8
1998 Audi A4 2.8 quattro
1995 Audi A4 1.8T Sport
1992 VW Golf Mk3 1.9 TD
1990 Ford Escort Mk5 1.6 LX
1983 Vauxhall Astra Mk1 1.3 S

blakey7
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Re: Can you help me choose a new car

Post by blakey7 » Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:18 pm

The other good thing about the edition model is you get three keys, you set the memory seat functions to the key along with mirrors, radio settings driving preferences etc. When you open the door using that key it automatically switches to those pre set options. So you can have one key and your wife another with a spare for when you have it serviced. Neat unlocking the door and seeing the seat move to your settings.

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Old and Grumpy
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Re: Can you help me choose a new car

Post by Old and Grumpy » Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:19 pm

Be sure to test drive the 1.5TSI to check whether or not it suffers from the kangarooing that some of these engines have displayed. As for power, I drive a 1.4TSI 2WD and it's plenty enough powerful for an old fart who drives for comfort, not for speed and acceleration.
2018 Kodiaq SE 1.4 TSI, 93kW, 2WD, manual, 5 seater, Petrol Blue, Leicestershire. :D

scratch113
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Re: Can you help me choose a new car

Post by scratch113 » Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:28 pm

Old and Grumpy wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:19 pm
Be sure to test drive the 1.5TSI to check whether or not it suffers from the kangarooing that some of these engines have displayed. As for power, I drive a 1.4TSI 2WD and it's plenty enough powerful for an old fart who drives for comfort, not for speed and acceleration.
Was that the manual version only, or did it affect the DSG as well?
New car: Kodiaq Sportline 2.0TDI 190 4x4 DSG
Previous:
2016 LR Disco Sport HSE Lux
2008 Audi A5 3.0TDI
2003 Audi S4 4.2 V8
1998 Audi A4 2.8 quattro
1995 Audi A4 1.8T Sport
1992 VW Golf Mk3 1.9 TD
1990 Ford Escort Mk5 1.6 LX
1983 Vauxhall Astra Mk1 1.3 S

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Old and Grumpy
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Re: Can you help me choose a new car

Post by Old and Grumpy » Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:32 pm

scratch113 wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:28 pm
Old and Grumpy wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:19 pm
Be sure to test drive the 1.5TSI to check whether or not it suffers from the kangarooing that some of these engines have displayed. As for power, I drive a 1.4TSI 2WD and it's plenty enough powerful for an old fart who drives for comfort, not for speed and acceleration.
Was that the manual version only, or did it affect the DSG as well?
I understand it affected mainly DSGs but some owners of manuals claimed to be affected as well.
2018 Kodiaq SE 1.4 TSI, 93kW, 2WD, manual, 5 seater, Petrol Blue, Leicestershire. :D

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Re: Can you help me choose a new car

Post by FoxtrotAlpha » Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:38 pm

blakey7 wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:18 pm
The other good thing about the edition model is you get three keys, you set the memory seat functions to the key along with mirrors, radio settings driving preferences etc. When you open the door using that key it automatically switches to those pre set options. So you can have one key and your wife another with a spare for when you have it serviced. Neat unlocking the door and seeing the seat move to your settings.
I would beg to differ, the Edition comes with electric drivers and passenger front seats, these seats have a memory function that is activated with one of three buttons on the seat itself. It only changes the seat setting and you only get 2 keys.

What I think you are referring to is what they now call “Personalisation of drive mode selection”. This gives you the third key and does automatically change the seat settings and many other preferences when the car is opened with the synchronised key . This was not standard on the Edition, it was a £45 optional extra (well worth it).
It's a 'Kodiaq' and not a 'Bear' unless you are 5 years old.
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blakey7
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Re: Can you help me choose a new car

Post by blakey7 » Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:24 pm

Foxtrotalpha is probably correct i bought my car used and it was already on there, i thought it was standard but maybe not. In any case it's well worth getting for the small additional cost.

scratch113
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Re: Can you help me choose a new car

Post by scratch113 » Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:23 pm

blakey7 wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:24 pm
Foxtrotalpha is probably correct i bought my car used and it was already on there, i thought it was standard but maybe not. In any case it's well worth getting for the small additional cost.
Quite right, one of the cheaper options and if more than one driver uses the car regularly then it's a no-brainer.

Doesn't help the OP though if it's not already fitted to the car he's looking at and I would imagine it's a bit more than £45 to add it retrospectively (assuming that's even possible?)
New car: Kodiaq Sportline 2.0TDI 190 4x4 DSG
Previous:
2016 LR Disco Sport HSE Lux
2008 Audi A5 3.0TDI
2003 Audi S4 4.2 V8
1998 Audi A4 2.8 quattro
1995 Audi A4 1.8T Sport
1992 VW Golf Mk3 1.9 TD
1990 Ford Escort Mk5 1.6 LX
1983 Vauxhall Astra Mk1 1.3 S

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Re: Can you help me choose a new car

Post by FoxtrotAlpha » Fri Nov 13, 2020 9:17 pm

scratch113 wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:23 pm
blakey7 wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:24 pm
Foxtrotalpha is probably correct i bought my car used and it was already on there, i thought it was standard but maybe not. In any case it's well worth getting for the small additional cost.
Quite right, one of the cheaper options and if more than one driver uses the car regularly then it's a no-brainer.

Doesn't help the OP though if it's not already fitted to the car he's looking at and I would imagine it's a bit more than £45 to add it retrospectively (assuming that's even possible?)
From my very bad memory I think it’s been asked before and it wasn’t a retro fit option. For the sake of £45 it’s worth it for the spare key alone. It’s a really good feature to be fair and since I have worked from home it’s constantly used as Mrs FA steals my car all the time.
It's a 'Kodiaq' and not a 'Bear' unless you are 5 years old.
Kodiaq Sportline - 150 TDI - DSG 4 x 4 - Quartz Grey

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